Since becoming Rivit we’ve been focused more and more on the transition of our clients away from Domino or the notes client. We’ve been working with Binary Tree (BTW. great people and great software – www.binarytree.com) on migrating email and working with our friends at DLI to move Domino Applications to a browser based domino framework using DOCOVA (www.docova.com).
However since November we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Domino World. Especially on our product side. We saw a huge uptake on all of our products.
Enforcer Domino backend clients increased licensing and are clients are fully entrenched in the products. New clients came on board and confirmed that Enforcer Domino is still the easiest, fasted archive solution for Domino users.
Enforcer Relational backend brought on new clients as we worked on improving scalability and performance making Enforcer the lowest cost alternative to keeping your domino email archives outside of Domino.
Pursuit brought on new clients and we saw the return of old clients. Seems that some clients decided not to migrate after all. Pursuit is still the fast Domino search, discovery, destroy application for Domino.
And, last but not the least, Fetch Retriever. Our original product that delivered the best Mail Recall solution for domino increased sales through new clients, additional licensing and the return of old clients. Our old clients, who had taken the route of using the native Domino Recall, returned to us stating that the our feature set and the level of success that Fetch Retriever offered to them still made it the best way to go. Reasons that they expressed were our ability to recall mail not saved by the sender, recall mail by an administrator, recall mail from blackberry’s, recall mail from large groups, and just the fact that it worked when you wanted it to work.
Check out our new pricing and you’ll see why we had a great year so far.
So how does your market perceive Notes?
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 9:14a Rob Salerno Just wondering how your local markets perceive Notes these days.
So before everyone starts ranting I just want to clarify a few things:
I’ve worked with Notes since 1993.
I’ve been to every Lotusphere except the 1st one.
metaLogic was an IBM Premier Business Partner.
Rivit Continues to be an IBM Business Partner.
Rivit Continues to work with their client base on Domino related projects.
Notes/Domino is still a better environment for development applications then the alternative.
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79% of malicious attacks on mobile phones are on Android
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 9:14a Rob Salerno Reading the news (http://tinyurl.com/q83helf ) this morning that showed some interesting statistics concerning malware on mobile devices. I have yet to see an attack on my IPhone. Come to think about it, I never saw an attack on my blackberry either. But, according to statistics 79% of all malicious attacks happen on android devices. That’s a huge number. Especially when you compare it to Apples number of 0.7% of all attacks.
The article goes on to state that 44% of all Android [read] Keywords: apple
Blackberry Continues its plummett
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 6:12a Rob Salerno OK… So its been a long time since I Blogged. Its actually a good thing. Things have been incredibly busy at Rivit. We’ve been migrating more clients to Microsoft every month. Our forecast is looking good. Thank you to all of our customers!
This morning I was reading the Newspaper and saw an article on Blackberry. The news last week was that Blackberry continued to slide even after they released their new phones. In fact they had lost 4 million subscribers in that same p [read] Keywords: apple
Migrations Migrations Migrations…
Fri, May 24th 2013 4:15p Rob Salerno Damn. Its been a while since I blogged. Rivit has been really busy the last couple of months.
Our core focus is now Migration. Migrating people from one platform to another. Typically we are seeing IBM Lotus Domino clients moving their mail or applications to another platform. However, we also see companies moving between archiving products. But We’ll talk about archiving migrations in a later blog.
We see numerous IBM clients that have made the management decision to migrate. We g [read] Keywords: domino
Connect 2013 – General Observations
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 7:09a Rob Salerno I’ve attend every Lotusphere since 1995. I’ve been a vendor for 15 of those years. The last few years we’ve questioned the return on our investment as we saw Domino losing Market share With this years change in direction we, like most of the community, were very skeptical about the show. Last minute planning and some aggressive pushing from IBM got us to attend as attendee’s. We didn’t go as a vendor.
For the first time in a long time I was able to a [read] Keywords: domino
Just got my Iphone 5
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 8:09a Rob Salerno So I just got my Iphone 5. Yup, I’m a Apple junky. Ipad’s, Ipod touches, Macbook Pro, Nano’s, and Iphone are all over my office and house. I sidestepped the jump to the 4S. Didn’t think that Siri or a faster process was significant enough to make the jump. But when the 5 was announced I jumped on the list with my service provider. 1 month later I get a knock on the door. That’s right, a 1 month waiting list.
I like Apple products, but I don’t c [read] Keywords: apple
My iPad – 3 years later
Wed, Aug 29th 2012 11:11a Rob Salerno In May, 2010 I picked up my first Ipad. It was a first generation model. 32gb. I bought it so that we could start expanding our mobile offering at metalogic. My vision was to provide Insurance industry applications for the Ipad.
So here we are. Three years later. My Ipad has gotten daily use. Its been charged over 1000+. Its been taken on trips. Its been used in meetings. Its been used to read books, watch movies, play games, develop mind maps, develop mockups, surf the web, [read] Keywords: apple
Synchronizing Contacts with iNotes
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 12:09p Rob Salerno We have a number of clients who have been reducing their notes client footprint the last couple of years. iNotes has become a great alternative for the notes client. Highly functional, providing as near to the notes client experience as you can get.
We also have some clients who use it as an alternative for accessing mail. It’s the “Travelling Persons” email client. Easy to access from a hotel or internet cafe. However, they always come back with the same question:
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